Leading digital media group Future US just announced its latest digital magazine, LeNs, a new interactive experience dedicated to Nikon photographers and enthusiasts seeking to achieve pro-level results. Set to launch late-Spring 2013, LeNs will offer a multitude of interactive elements to help photographers take their skills to the next level.
Designed for Nikon enthusiasts by Nikon enthusiasts, LeNs will offer monthly expert guidance, specific tutorials, inspirational tips and images from professional photographers, as well as comprehensive reviews of Nikon cameras, lenses and accessories. The digital magazine will also feature step-by-step instructional articles, videos and interactive elements to help readers gain a better understanding of photographic techniques and methods.
“Nikon photographers are a very avid and talented community, and we want to help them develop their passions and skills through LeNs,” said Kelley Corten, Vice President of Content & Product, Future US. “The digitally exclusive edition of LeNs will fully engage readers in the most innovative way and will deliver the upmost interactive digital experience for Nikon users.”
Prior to its launch, LeNs will host a weekly “Spring Fun” photograph contest on its Facebook fan page. Beginning this week until the end of June, fans can submit their original photos of “Spring Fun” moments each week – such as having a picnic at the park, flying a kite or taking hike. At the end of each week, one winner will be chosen by the LeNs editorial team based on creativity and originality. Winners will receive a $100 gift card code to Amazon.
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A quick tour at some of the lens options for NIkon's new 1 series.
The Nikon Lens Buddy application (price $1.99 US) is now available on the iTunes store. Browse and "favorite" over 155 Nikon, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Nikon DLR's on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. This handy application offers quick access to lens photos and specs, and links to over 550 hand-picked reviews! You can also add lenses to your "Own It" list, where you can enter notes as well as serial numbers for your lenses for handy future reference. Visit the Lens Buddy website for more information or get it directly from the iTunes store.
If you're like me, you always wonder whether it's really worth spending a small fortune for a high quality lens filter vs a cheap one, especially if it's just a clear UV filter used mainly for protecting your lens. While my instincts tell me that there is a big difference, my wallet tells me to go for the cheaper filters. Here's an interesting test done by LensRentals.com that helps to shed some light onto this issue and help decide if there really is a difference :)